- Name: George Michael
- Age at Death: 53 years old
- Height: 5ft 11in (181 cm)
- Occupation: Singer
- Net Worth: US $175 Million
- Status: Deceased
George Michael was a Grammy Award winning English pop singer, Songwriter, music producer and member of the duo Wham!. He sold upwards of 100 million units and was rated among the top-selling British artists off all time. Michael was born Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou on June 25, 1963 in East Finchley, London. His father, Kyriacos, was a restaurateur, and his mother, Lesley, a dancer. He had two older sisters, Yioda and Melanie. Michael grew up in Kingsbury, London, where he attended Kingsbury High School. He continued his education at Bushey Meads School in Radlett, Hertfordshire. He dropped out of school before completing a diploma.
Michael and his school friend Andrew Ridgeley formed the musical duo ‘Wham!’ in 1981. The signed with Innervision Records in 1982 and released their debut studio album, Fantastic!, in 1983. The album peaked at #1 on the UK Albums Chart and was certified 3x Platinum by the BPI. The album also sold 500,000 units in the United States. Their second album, Make It Big, was released to critical and commercial success in 1984. It spawned the singles “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go”, “Everything She Wants” and “Careless Whisper”. Their third and final album, Music from the Edge of Heaven, was released in 1986.
Michael won his first Grammy Award in 1988 for the collaborative single “I Knew You Were Waiting” with Aretha Franklin. The song peaked at #1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and the UK Singles Charts. Michael’s debut solo album, Faith, was released in October 1987 by Columbia and Epic Records. The album was certified Diamond in the U.S. with over 10 million copies sold. It was led by the singles “One More Try”, “I want Your Sex” and “Father Figure”. It also won a Grammy Award for album of the year in 1989. Michael’s sophomore album, Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1 (1990), sold 8 million copies worldwide. Other albums included Older (1996), Songs from the Last Century (1999) and Patience (2004).
George Michael died on December 25, 2016 at the age of 53. His reported cause of death was heart failure. He was staying at his Goring, Oxfordshire property at the time of his death. Michael was 5ft 11in tall and of English and Greek ancestry. He had an estimated net worth of $175 million. Michael was openly gay. He dated Brazilian dress designer Anselmo Feleppa from 1991 until his death from HIV/AIDS related complications in 1993. He then dated businessman Kenny Goss followed by Lebanese model Fadi Fawaz.
George Michael Age, Birthday, Salary, Wiki
- Birth Name: Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou
- Birthday: June 25, 1963
- Place of Birth: East Finchley, London, England
- Zodiac Sign: Cancer
- How Tall : Height: 5ft 11in (181 cm)
- Occupation: Singer, Songwriter, Music Producer
- Years Active: 1981-2016
- Net Worth & Salary: US $175 Million
- Death-O-Meter: Dead
- Died: December 25, 2016
- Cause of Death: Heart Failure
- Place of Death: Goring, Oxfordshire, England
- Official Site: georgemichael.com